Stories by Agam Shah

Windows tablets available for under $100

For those who want Windows on the cheap, tablets with the OS are now selling for under $100. These lightweight tablets aren't exactly laptop replacements, but can serve as complementary devices for those who use Windows PCs.

Tablet craze calms down as iPad shipments decline

It's time to kiss the tablet boom goodbye, as shipments of the once-dominant Apple iPad decline amid a worldwide slowdown for the devices.

Intel to tame passwords with biometric authentication

Forget typing in passwords, Intel wants you to use your body to log into email and online bank accounts.

AMD tablet development stalls as priorities change

Advanced Micro Devices' interest in tablets has waned as the company restructures operations in an effort to turn around its finances.

Prices for 4K monitors sink below $500

Prices for 4K monitors have dropped below US$500, bringing them within the reach of cost conscious buyers looking to replace 1080p displays.

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Intel planning thumb-sized PCs for next year

Intel is shrinking PCs to thumb-sized "compute sticks" that will be out next year.

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As Moore's Law approaches 50, Intel battling to keep up

With advances in chip technology, it's becoming more difficult for Intel to keep up with Moore's Law, but the company's CEO says that remains the key baseline when it comes to adding performance and functionality to its processors.

Nvidia reaches high on graphics performance with Tesla K80

Nvidia's PC graphics chips may draw all the attention, but supercomputing chips are driving the company's GPU technology ahead.

Mobile 4K video getting wired to TVs through USB 3.1, MHL

Starting late next year, it will become a tad easier to stream 4K video from mobile devices to ultra high-definition TVs.

Intel says its supercomputing chips won't suffer Larrabee's fate

Intel introduced its latest Xeon Phi chip Monday, in what seems to be an effort to prove that its supercomputing chips aren't just a flash in the pan.

Intel turns to light beams to speed up supercomputers

Intel next year will start using light pulses to shuffle data at blistering speeds in supercomputers, which could lead to massive advances in high-performance computing

US funds effort to regain supercomputing crown from China

In what could be called a supercomputing arms race, China last year beat the U.S. by building the fastest computer in the world. The U.S. wants that title back.

IBM shares plans for supercomputing future

IBM plans to load future supercomputers with more co-processors and accelerators to increase computing speed and power efficiency.

Nvidia's cloud gaming service takes on Sony's PlayStation Now

Nvidia's online game-streaming service will launch next week after a year-long beta testing period, but it will only be available to owners of the company's Shield tablet and handheld gaming console.

Ingenic's Newton2 allows DIY smartwatches, smartglasses

A Chinese company wants enthusiasts to make and test their own wearable devices with a computer smaller than an SD card announced Wednesday.